Wednesday, Dometic made public it will close its LaGrange, Indiana, awning manufacturing plant and move production out of the country to remain competitive.
“This is a tough day for our employees in LaGrange,” President Region Americas Scott Nelson said. Dometic will work closely with state and local government officials to coordinate services to help the affected workers with job search assistance, education and training opportunities, and to minimize the difficult impacts of the layoff.
“We fully understand the consequences for affected employees and their families and this is a difficult message to deliver, but this activity is necessary at this time. As part of our continuous strive to become more efficient, transferring our awnings production to our existing facility in Mexico will ensure that our manufacturing meets our customer’s requirements for lead time, quality and cost,” Nelson said.
The company met with union representatives and employees on Wednesday to discuss plans.
For more information, contact Scott Nelson at 574-389-3732.